CLIENT: A worldwide manufacturer/distributer of power and hand tools

BUSINESS PROBLEM: The company had multiple financial software  products, so having a single consolidated complete reporting system was required.


  • Scalable Architecture - Architect an infrastructure capable of meeting the needs of the business over the long term as different business units were migrated to it
  • Maximum Availability Architecture –Created a robust High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions for the new environment
  • Designed a cost effective infrastructure solution
  • Determined resourcing needs for this project, as well as ongoing support
  • Worked with existing infrastructure and application client teams to architect solutions to meet their needs as well as the businesses


  • MSSI to work directly with Infrastructure , Application and Corporate CIO’s and their teams in order to have full IT buy-in
  • Work vendors including: SAP, Oracle, EMC, HP, Cisco, etc. to assure full coordination
  • “Seat at the table” with finance business leaders
  • Solution architecture that leveraged existing client Infrastructure delivery tools, processes and resources
  • Followed relevant client enterprise technology standards, principles and guidelines
  • Implemented a robust multi-tiered solution that surpassed the original availability and cost requirements
  • Provided a flexible architecture that permitted quick cloning of environments used for troubleshooting and future upgrades
  • Delivered architecture on-time and within budget
  • MSSI contract extended to handle future rollouts

TECHNOLOGY: AutoSys Licenses, Connect Direct, CA SLA Monitoring, SMARTS Monitoring, Accelatis Software - Ascension Hyperion Monitoring, VMWware, Windows Server, Micrsoft SQL, Tripwire, ServiceNow, VNX, Brocade Switches, vPLEX Metro, RecoverPoint, VTL, CommVault Backup, HP Blade Chassis & Servers, IBM pSeries, Cisco, F5 Load Balancers